New Titles List for the Week of January 30, 2006

These titles were recently acquired by the O'Quinn Law Library.

List of Subjects

  • Featured Resource List
  • Aviation Law
  • Biography
  • Campaign Law
  • Contract Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Entertainment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • European Union
  • Extradition
  • Family Law
  • Freight Law
  • International Law
  • Judicial Process
  • Juvenile Law
  • Law and Policy


  • Legal History
  • Maritime Law
  • Money Laundering
  • Nanotechnology
  • Native American law
  • Product Safety
  • Public Interest Law
  • Restorative Justice
  • Sports Law
  • Tax Law
  • Texas Law
  • Urbanization
  • War Crimes
  • Women's Rights
  • World Trade Organization
  • Government Documents


Featured Resource List


Joan Biskupic

Sandra Day O'Connor : How The First Woman On The Supreme Court Became Its Most Influential Justice, 1st ed., New York : ECCO, c2005.


KF8745.O25B57 2005

Sandra Day O'Connor, America's first woman justice, became the axis on which the Supreme Court turned. She was called the most powerful woman in America, and it was often said that to gauge the direction of American law, one need look only to O'Connor's vote. Then, just one year short of a quarter century on the bench, she surprised her colleagues and the nation by announcing her retirement.

Drawing on information from once-private papers of the justices, hundreds of interviews with legal and political insiders, and the insight gained from nearly two decades of covering the Supreme Court, Joan Biskupic examines O'Connor's remarkable career, providing an in-depth account of her transformation from tentative jurist to confident architect of American law. The portrait that emerges is of a complex and multifaceted woman: lawyer, politician, legislator, and justice, as well as wife, mother, A-list society hostess, and competitive athlete. To all appearances, she was the polite lady in pearls, handbag on her arm. But in the back rooms of politics and the law, she was a determined, focused strategist. O'Connor was the feminist who, rather than rebel against the male-dominated system, worked from within -- and succeeded.

As Biskupic demonstrates, Justice O'Connor became much more than a "first." During her twenty-four-year tenure, she wrote the decisions on some of the most controversial social battles of our time. O'Connor's tie-breaking opinions on issues such as abortion rights, affirmative action, the death penalty, and religious freedom will have a lasting effect far into the future. O'Connor also cast one of the five votes that cut off the Florida recounts and allowed George W. Bush to take the White House in the 2000 contested presidential election. With an eye to the American people and a keen sense of public attitudes, she worked behind the scenes to shape the law and transform the legal standards by which future cases will be decided.

From O'Connor's isolated upbringing on the Lazy B ranch in Arizona through her time as a state legislator to her rise as a justice -- along the way confronting her own personal challenges and crises, including breast cancer -- Biskupic presents a vivid, astute depiction of the justice -- and of the woman beneath the black robe. In so doing, Sandra Day O'Connor also provides an unprecedented look inside the exclusive, famously secretive High Court.




Michael P. Winship

The Times And Trials Of Anne Hutchinson : Puritans Divided, Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, c2005.


BX7148.M4W55 2005

Anne Hutchinson was perhaps the most famous Englishwoman in colonial American history, viewed in later centuries as a crusader for religious liberty and a prototypical feminist. Michael Winship, author of the highly acclaimed Making Heretics, provides a startlingly new and fresh account of her oft-told tale, disentangling what really happened from the legends that have misrepresented her for so long.

During the 1630s, religious controversies drove a wedge into the puritan communities of Massachusetts. Anne Hutchinson and other members began to speak out against mainstream doctrine, while ministers like John Cotton argued for personal discovery of salvation. The puritan fathers viewed these activities as a direct and dangerous threat to the status quo and engaged in a fierce and finally successful fight against them. Refusing to disavow her beliefs, Hutchinson was put on trial twice-first for slandering the colony's ministers, then for heresy-and banished from the colony.

Combing archives for neglected manuscripts and ancient books for obscure references, Winship gives new voice to other characters in the drama whose significance has not previously been understood. Here are Thomas Shepard, a militant heresy hunter who vigorously pursued both Cotton and Hutchinson; Thomas Dudley, the most important leader in Massachusetts after Governor John Winthrop; Henry Vane, a well-connected supporter of radical theology; and John Wheelwright, a bellicose minister who was a lightning rod for the frustrations of other dissidents. Winship also analyzes the political struggle that almost destroyed the colony and places Hutchinson's trials within the context of this turmoil.

As Winship shows, although the trials of Anne Hutchinson and her allies were used ostensibly to protect Massachusetts' Christian society, they instead nearly tore it apart. His concise, fast-moving, and up-to-date account brings puritan doctrine back into focus, giving us a much closer and more informed look at a society marked by religious intolerance and immoderation, one that still echoes in our own times. As long as governments take it upon themselves to define orthodoxies of conscience, The Times and Trials of Anne Hutchinson will be required reading for students and concerned citizens alike.



New Titles List

Aviation Law

Laurence E. Gesell, Paul Stephen Dempsey

Aviation And The Law, 4th ed., Coast Aire Publications, c2005


KF2439.G47 2005


Joan Biskupic

Sandra Day O'Connor : How The First Woman On The Supreme Court Became Its Most Influential Justice, 1st ed., New York : ECCO, c2005.


KF8745.O25B57 2005

Campaign Law

Melvin I. Urofsky

Money And Free Speech : Campaign Finance Reform And The Courts, Lawrence, Ks. : University Press of Kansas, c2005. Lawrence, Ks. : University Press of Kansas, c2005.


KF4920.U76 2005

Contract Law

John Edward Murray, Jr

Murray On Contracts, 3rd ed., Charlottesville, Va. : Michie Co., c1990.


KF801.M87 1990

Corporate Law

Topham And Ivamy's Company Law

Principles Of Company Law, 16th ed., London : Butterworth, 1978.


KD2079.T65 1978

Entertainment Law

Edited By Austin Sarat, Lawrence Douglas, Martha Merrill Umphrey

Law On The Screen, Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2005.


PN1995.9.J8L42 2005

Environmental Law

Laura Westra

Ecoviolence And The Law : Supranational Normative Foundations Of Ecocrime, Ardsley, N.Y. : Transnational Publishers, c2004.


K5278.W47 2004

European Union

Joanna Goyder

EU Distribution Law, 4th ed., Oxford : Hart Pub., c2005.


KJE2079.G69 2005


Edited By Geraint Howells, Andre Janssen, Reiner Schulze

Information Rights And Obligations : A Challenge For Party Autonomy And Transactional Fairness, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2005.


KJE1640.I54 2005


Wouter P.J. Wils

Principles Of European Antitrust Enforcement, Oxford ; Portland, Or. : Hart Pub., 2005.


KJE6456.W55 2005


Gary Botting

Extradition Between Canada And The United States, Ardsley, NY : Transnational Publishers, c2005


KDZ974.B68 2005

Family Law

Updated By Rachel Hadwen And Kate Pawling

Child Support Handbook, 13th ed., London : Child Poverty Action Group, 2005.


KD780.H33 2005

Freight Law

David Glass

Freight Forwarding And Multi-Modal Transport Contracts, Richmond : LLP, 2004.


HE5999.A3G6 2004

International Law

Bob Hepple

Labour Laws And Global Trade, Oxford ; Portland, Or. : Hart, 2005.


K1705.H47 2005

Judicial Process

Nancy Scherer

Scoring Points : Politicians, Activists, And The Lower Federal Court Appointment Process, Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2005.


KF8776.S34 2005

Juvenile Law

Donald J. Shoemaker, Timothy W. Wolfe ; With The Assistance Of Danielle McDonald

Juvenile Justice : A Reference Handbook, Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, 2005.


HV9104.S448 2005

Law and Policy

Peter W. English, Bruce D. Sales

More Than The Law : Behavioral And Social Facts In Legal Decision Making, Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, c2005.


KF385.E54 2005

Legal History

Edited By Mark Tushnet

Arguing Marbury V. Madison, Stanford, Calif. : Stanford Law and Politics, 2005.


KF4575.A965 2005


Michael P. Winship

The Times And Trials Of Anne Hutchinson : Puritans Divided, Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, c2005.


BX7148.M4W55 2005

Maritime Law

Tullio Scovazzi

Elementi Di Diritto Internazionale Del Mare, 3. ed., Milano : Giuffre, 2002.


KZA1145.S37 2002


Kenneth W. Fisher, Editor ; Amanda Safirstein, Assistant Editor

Maritime Product Liability, South Orange, N.J. : Fisher Maritime Transportation Counselors, 1979.


K954.M4F57 1979


By Louis Otis Van Doren

The Law Of Shipment, New York : Baker, Voorhis, 1932.


KF1104.V3 1932

Money Laundering

Consultant Editors, Andrew Clark, Peter Burrell

A Practitioner's Guide To International Money Laundering Law And Regulation, Old Woking : City & Financial, c2003.


K5223.P73 2003


Richard Booker And Earl Boysen

Nanotechnology For Dummies, Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, 2005.


T174.7.B66 2005

Native American Law

Steven Andrew Light & Kathryn R.L. Rand

Indian Gaming & Tribal Sovereignty : The Casino Compromise, Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, c2005.


E98.G18L54 2005

Product Safety

Harm Schepel

The Constitution Of Private Governance : Product Standards In The Regulation Of Integrating Markets, Oxford ; Portland, Or. : Hart Pub., 2005.


K3663.S34 2005

Public Interest Law

Edited By Austin Sarat, Stuart Scheingold

The Worlds Cause Lawyers Make : Structure And Agency In Legal Practice, Stanford, Calif. : Stanford Law and Politics, 2005.


K118.P82W67 2005

Restorative Justice

Edited By Austin Sarat, Lawrence Douglas, Martha Merrill Umphrey

The Limits Of Law, Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2005.


K238.L56 2005

Sports Law

Editor, Lewis Kurlantzick

Legal Issues In Professional Baseball. Bethesda : Academica Press, c2005.


KF3989.A75L44 2005

Tax Law

Mattias Dahlberg

Direct Taxation In Relation To The Freedom Of Establishment And The Free Movement Of Capital, The Hague : Kluwer Law International ; Frederick, MD : Distributed in North America by Aspen Publishers, c2005.


KJC7105.D34 2005

Texas Law

Committee On The History And Tradition Of The State Bar Of Texas ; Traylor Russell, Chairman

Centennial History Of The Texas Bar, Centennial ed., Burnet, Tex. : Eakin Press, c1981.


KFT332.T4S748 1981


By Charles F. Herring, Jr.

Texas Legal Malpractice & Lawyer Discipline : A Guide To The Liability And Discipline Of Texas Lawyers, 4th ed., Dallas, Tex. : American Lawyer Media, c2004.


KFT1276.5.A2H47 2004


Texas Legislative History & Administrative Agency Citation Guide. 1st ed., Lubbock, Tex. : School of Law, Texas Tech University, c1986.


KFT245.T48 1986


Alan Rabinowitz

Urban Economics And Land Use In America : The Transformation Of Cities In The Twentieth Century, Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, c2004.


HT1230.R22 2004

War Crimes

O. Olusanya

Sentencing War Crimes And Crimes Against Humanity Under The International Criminal Tribunal For The Former Yugoslavia, Groningen : Europa Law Pub., 2005.


KZ1203.A12O454 2005

Women's Rights

Lorraine Dusky

Still Unequal : The Shameful Truth About Women And Justice In America, 1st ed., New York : Crown Publishers, c1996.


KF4758.D87 1996

World Trade Organization

Edited By Marco C.E.J. Bronckers And Gary N. Horlick

WTO Jurisprudence And Policy : Practitioners' Perspectives, London : Cameron May, 2004.


K4600.W76 2004




New Government Documents List

An overview of the Senate code of conduct and related laws / Select Committee on Ethics, United States Senate, One Hundred Ninth Congress, first session.


KF4982.U548 2005

Providing for the establishment of a commission in the House of Representatives to assist parliaments in emerging democracies ; the 25th anniversary of the Constitution of the Republic of the Marshall Islands : markup before the Committee on International Relations, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eighth Congress, second session, on H. Res. 642 and H. Con. Res. 410, June 17, 2004.


KF27.I54916 2004j

Money laundering and foreign corruption  : enforcement and effectiveness of the Patriot Act : supplemental staff report on U.S. accounts used by Augusto Pinochet / prepared by the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate.


KF26.G674 2005

Recognizing the 60th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day and Liberation of Western Bohemia; recognizing the 60th anniversary of VE Day during World War II; supporting the organizers and participants of the meeting of the Assembly to Promote the Civil Society in Cuba; calling on the government of Nigeria to transfer Charles Taylor to the Special Court for Sierra Leone; and observing the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Republic of Vietnam to the communist forces of North Vietnam : markup before the Committee on International Relations, House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, first session, on H. Res. 195, H. Res. 233, H. Res. 193, H. Con. Res. 127, and H. Res. 228, April 27, 2005.


KF27.I54916 2005e

The Senate code of official conduct / Select Committee on Ethics, United States Senate, One Hundred Ninth Congress, first session.


KF4980.U547 2005